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    Trailer Watch: Beast of the Southern Wild

    This is the film that won the top narrative prize at Sundance.  It stars newcomer Quvenzhané Wallis.  I don't think I've ever seen a trailer quite like this.  I am looking forward to this one.  It will also play in Cannes this month.

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    In Her Own Words: Anne Renton Shares a Scene From 'The Perfect Family' Starring Kathleen Turner

    Below director Anne Renton shares a scene from her dark comedy "The Perfect Family," which sees Kathleen Turner turning in her first on-screen lead performance in almost two decades. The film opens in select theaters and hits VOD today.

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    VIDEO - Motion Studies #33: Touching the Film Object?

    The Oberhausen International Short Film Festival presents "Film Studies in Motion", a Web Series curated by Volker Pantenburg and Kevin B. Lee. This series, available on the festival's website and Facebook page, presents weekly selections of analytical video essays on the web, in ...

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    BFI Takes on Alfred Hitchcock in Snappy, Vivid Trailer

    The British Film Institute just issued a graphic-heavy trailer as a way to promote their upcoming celebration of master auteur Alfred Hitchcock from June to October. The short is an unexpected twist on Saul Bass-influenced credits -- clever and pert. In semi-related news, check out our update of G...

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    VIDEO: Motion Studies #32: David Bordwell on OXHIDE II

    The online video essay format opened a new playing field for critical and scholarly analysis of movies, providing opportunities for innovative explorations of films while also challenging the established conventions and limitations of text-based film criticism and scholarship.

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    Johnny Carson Honored as 'King of Late Night' in American Masters PBS Documentary

    In the mood to look backwards to the early days of late night TV? To mark the the 50th anniversary of Johnny Carson taking over the 'Tonight Show' from Jack Paar, as well as the 20th anniversary of Carson's retirement from television, this coming Monday, PBS will honor Johnny Carson as the "King of...

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    Trailer Watch: Sony Targets Adults with 'Hope Springs' and Streep, Carell, and Jones

    One of the movies that popped at the theater owners' convention CinemaCon was Sony August release "Hope Springs," starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones as a middle-aged couple married for 30 years who are utterly bored with each other. They are running on fumes. So Streep drags re...

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    Jon Avnet, Rodrigo Garcia Launch Web Series and Shorts to Explore 'Female Characters'

    Producer-director Jon Avnet ("Fried Green Tomatoes," "Up Close and Personal") and filmmaker Rodrigo Garcia ("Albert Nobbs," "In Treatment") have launched a YouTube digital channel, WIGS, to showcase original series and scripted dramatic shorts. And they've lined up a strong acting roster:

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    Watch: Red Band Trailer for Denmark's 'Klown' Is Very Funny, Very Dirty, Very NSFW

    Start your day right, with a little Danish crass next to your coffee. Drafthouse Films opens "Klown" on July 27 (NY, LA, Austin & VOD), but the red band trailer for Mikkel Nøgaard's comedy, hailed by Eric Kohn as "raunchy, fearless and awesome," has arrived. The film is based on a popular Danish TV ...

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    Video Watch: Shit Girls Say About the Show Girls

    Produced by Rex (Rachael Mason, Kerry McGuire, Stephanie Bencin). Girls just got renewed for a second season.

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